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to the united states both legal and illegal has fallen sharply after decades of surging growth. much has to do with border enforcement, jobs and the california economy. since 2007 there's been less need for unskilled labor and a greater demand for workers with degrees. immigrants from asia, especially india, tend to be more highly educated. >> we see the united states of america as a pretty much gold mountain where we have endless opportunities to achieve. >> reporter: case in point, victor lu, he came to the united states as a refugee from vietnam and went into the restaurant supply business 25 years ago today. at 80,000 square feet his store is now one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the south bay. >> my parents both came about 33 years ago with nothing, no english. very limited english still today, but they decided to start a business and it flourished and with everybody's support it is what it is today. >> reporter: in the south bay, len ramirez, cbs5. >>> all this dry weather has put a dent in the snowpack now down from 137% to 109, but look at last year, 12% of normal
: this was a joint investigation by santa clara county cold case unit and the mountain view police department n. the three years since they were established they have made four arrests and one conviction for murder. >>> u.s. supreme court has set a date on oral arguments for prop 8. whether it was constitutional for california voters to ban same-sex marriage. the next day, the court will hear argue 789s on con city -- arguments on the constitutionality of the act. >>> major garrett with why members on both sides of the aisle might have a problem with chuck haigle. >> he would be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries wounded in war and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> reporter: to quiet claims he is a republican, mr. obama secured endorsements from leon panetta and john brennan. >> chuck haigle is a patriot, a decorated combat veteran and a dedicated public servant >> i very much look forward to the opportunity and privilege to serve with him. >> reporter: he has taken position unpopular with democratics and republicans
smoke spewing from the cabin after messages got off in boston. one month ago a united 787 made an emergency landing in new orleans after one in six generators failed. >> there are some things that are discovered during the real world of operational airline flying. >> reporter: boeing and the airlines must show they're working hard to find the causes to the problems in order to rynatan public confidence. >> we have to make sure the system continues to work. that's what's going to keep aviation safe and getting safer. >> reporter: the airport is decked out with air wave banners in preparation for its inaugural nonstop flight. five flights a week will help pay for the airport upgrade. one of the most comfortable, quiet, fuel efficient and ecofriendly planes in the air. so it has been heavily marketing the dream liner and is using it to draw fliers to the south bay. >> i think it's great for the market. it'll fit san jose very well. i think we'll find out if we fill it up with people. >> reporter: so the only place you can get on to the 787 in the bay area is right here in san jose
that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially gruelling. combat separations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some like dawn halfacre were on the front lines, commanding a platoon where she lost her arm. >> there's not a bilge difference at all. and -- a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did, we did with infantry and filled artillery units. we were all doing the same thing, fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunner was victoria rivers who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with a special forces team, it was pretty cool. >> some don't just have the physical strength to do it. >> reporter: the order will open 200,000 more jobs to women, primarily in the army and marines where combat experience is considered a prerequisite to promotion to the top jobs. they will have until the end of 2015 to implement the order. if they want to keep navy seals or green berets offlimit, they will have to justify directly to the secre
is sworn in as president of the united states. >> and meanwhile, as we look at the white house, i worn if he is in there saying okay, let's get things stirred up because the patriots and the raven will be playing the afc championships for the second year in a row today. you may want to watch it. you can watch it at 3:30 on cbs 5 and then we have the 5th quarter afterwards. >> and of course there is the 49er game that is coming up at noon. everybody will be watching that one. there are a lot of big watch partys in the area for today's game against the falcons. >> that is right. we sat down with two of the biggest 49er plan, the former mayor billy brown and the question is compared to other cities like denver and boston, is san francisco really a football town the way it use to be? >> yes, they are. they just happen to be far more distant from their natural environment. their natural environment was golden gate park, all of the areas. >> had golden days for joe montana and -- . >> no, i disagree. john brodey, gene washington, the ers have been rock solid since the -- the 9ers have be
to hollywood. of a $20 million break anytime a movie is shot in an economically depressed area of the united states. there's a subsidy for rum made in puerto rico. a tax break if you train a mine rescue worker, and a tax credit for every kilo watt of electricity produced by the wind. it added $74 billion in spending through changes in the tax law. >> do you consider this pork? >> oh, absolutely . this was filled with pork. >> reporter: republican congressman darryl issa who voted no on the bill vase many house members felt blindsighted by tax breaks that were never debated. >> they couldn't get these through any other way. >> reporter: but supporters of the tax provisions say they will create jobs. dan of the international speed way corporation says faster tax write-offs will lead to more investment in tracks and stadiums. >> it's not a tax break. it's creating shovel-ready capil investment in communities that desperately need jobs. >> reporter: for many in congress who had sworn off these tax breaks, they represent a new level of pork. tax code changes are more likely to come from lobbyist
's not unusual to run into growing pains. >> every new commercial airplane has issues. >> reporter: united is the only american carrier using the dreamliner. the faa has ordered a team of experts to scrutinize how it was assembled and manufactured. the emphasis will be on the plane's electrical systems which power nearly everything the dreamliner does. the planes will not be grounded during the review. >> i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight. >> reporter: boeing plans to build 10 each month bypass the end of the year. >> faa technical experts logged some 200,000 hours testing in reviewing the design before it was ever certified. >>> new to america aeb second longest -- america's second longest war. afghanistan. the invasion came 11 years and 3 month bes ago. 2,174 americans have given their lives there. eighteen thousand have been wounded. and the war has cost $560 billion. but the end appears to be in sight. and it may come sooner than expected. >> president karzai updated me on the afghan government's road to peace. and we agreed this
l today. in 1969, he canceled the drt ... moving the united states toward an all- volunteer military. in 1970, he created the environmental protection ag - which some republicans now want to disband. and in 1972 - for anyone whs a daughter who loves sports: it was richard nixon who si into law "title nine." marking today's anniversarye historian called him: america's last great libera america's debate over gun control has landed in the b >> marking today's anniversary, one historian called him america's last great liberal. >>> america's debate over gun control has landed here in the bay area. the president of the task force is holding series of public forums across the 5th district. he is already recommending a ban on assault weapons and limit th purchase of certain magazines. -- limiting the purchase of certain magazines. >>> those proposals will land on the desk of president obama. >> reporter: the president wants congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and extend criminal and mental health background checks to firearm seams at gun shows and through -- sa
by the special victims' unit and will be presented to the district attorney's office. but as of tonight, the wide receiver is in atlanta and is expected to play in sunday's nfc championship game. >> it's really interesting, he's having such a great year. and 48 hours ago, the 49ers confirmed that crabtree will play in sunday's nfc championship game. the investigation comes on the heels of one of the best games of his career. he caught 9 passes for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns in saturday's win over the packers. but the former 1st-round pick has always been a mystery. he wears his sunglasses during postgame press conferences and rarely speaks with the media during the week. he came into the league with the reputation as a bit of a diva. he missed five games in his rookie season thanks to a holdout that required mc hammer's help to broker a deal. he's very passionate about designing his shoes, and also would like to design clothes one day. but don't expect the nfl to pass judgment on him anytime soon until the investigation is complete. >> a whole process that's protected by the players' association.
in the united states. it's also one of the most abused. hydrocodone is in the same family of drugs as morphine and heroin. it's an effective painkiller and a go to choice for doctors. >> it's a pain medication and it is also easy to prescribe. one can prescribe it over the phone, call it into the pharmacy without having to have the patient come to the office or write the prescription. >> an advisory panel wants to change that. currently patients taking drugs containing hydrocodone can have their prescriptions called into their pharmacy. those can be refilled five times before the patient needs to see a doctor again. >> drugs containing hydrocodone would be limited to 90 day prescriptions. opponents say the changes would drive addicted patients to get the drug illegally. supporters say the restrictions will help. >> we are far away from curbing the medication over use, but it's one step in the right direction. >> in 2011 alone, doctors prescribed hydrocodone more than 131 million times. cbs news. >>> we are getting word tonight that brian stowe has encountered some serious health complicat
. that was a absolute disaster, and we have to come out of that unit. >> okay -- united. >> okay. quick question, we talked about gun control, what is your top issue? >> my top issue is not gun safety measures. it's actually growing the local economy. i'm on the science committee and homeland security committee, and lawrence livermore laboratory in sandia, they're our largest employer in the district. i want to get business and government on the same page, enable government research to create private sector jobs. i think technology is actually allowing us to work in a bipartisan way. because it knows no party. the way we communicate today is through our mobile devices and our. >> i joy pads and -- our ipads and our notebooks. >> and he'll be heading back off to washington. it's going to be quite a busy time for the young man. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,, ,,,, . >>> oracle is working on a flaw right now in the java software after homeland security urged people to disable the program. hackers have figured out how to exploit a security bug to attack pcs allowing them to commit crimes like identity
to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> reporter: top advisers say the president will never again like he did in 2011 get pulled into that debate. but republicans want a fight tying the debt ceiling to spending cuts required by the fiscal cliff. >> we're crushing today's small businesses and the next generation of americans under a mountain of debt. >> reporter: they see an opening at the end of february when the debt limit now $16.4 trillion comes up as to mandatory spending cuts in the tens of billions. >> it's time to face up to the fact that our nation is in grave fiscal danger. grave fiscal danger and it has everything to do with spending. >> reporter: with income taxes raised republicans contend they now own the spending cut debate. to complicate matters they will run out of funds by the end of march. the president can tell himself he's not trading spending cuts for an increase in the debt ceiling but he probably will be. at least indirectly. major garrett, cbs news, the white house.
the united states department of justice and affiliates the true meaning of infit rage. -- infiltration. >> reporter: the group claims to have downloaded encrypted government files threatening to release them unless there is extensive legal reform. it's hardly the first cause taken up by anonymous. the group disrupted computer networks of vice a mastercard and pay pal for hampering the work of julian assange and wiki eye locations. and releasing evidence related to a rape case in steubenville, ohio. they launched a criminal investigation into the attack saying it's concerned when someone illegally accesses a government agency's network. the sentenceing commission website is back and not working -- working perfectly. anonymous warns the attacks are not over. the message said that there will be change or chaos: >> all right. >> welcome back, counting down to the big game next sunday. the city of new orleans is preparing for the super bowl for two years. >> and it's a lot of work. the projects include a $305 million renovation at the airport, $336 million in upgrades at the super dome. the
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